Audi RS6 gets 700 HP from APS Sportec

Posted on Tuesday, 6 April 2010 , 13:04:02 byEmil

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Audi RS6 gets 700 HP from APS Sportec

APS is the official importer in Great Britain of the Sportec products. Sportec is a tuning company that specializes in the modification of Porsche and Volkswagen Group cars, having its headquarters in Switzerland. Sportec was founded back in 1997, so they are a relatively new company on the market.

The latest project of APS and Sportec consists of two tuning packages for the Audi RS6, both in station wagon and sedan versions. This might come as a surprise, as the Audi RS6 gets its power from a V10 engine capable of developing 572 horsepower and 648 Nm of torque. You would think that the V10 engine offers more than enough power, but APS and Sportec thought differently.

The Stage 1 tuning kit makes the APS Sportec Audi RS6 reach an electronically limited maximum speed of 305 km/h (190 mph) while accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. This kind of performance is possible thanks to a remapped ECU (Engine Control Unit) that adds 78 horsepower and 92 Nm of torque for a grand total of 650 horsepower available from 6300 revs per minute and 740 Nm of torque available between 2500 and 4000 revs per minute.

Those who are tempted by the Stage 1 tuning kit from APS Sportec will have to pay 3165 Euros, which is the equivalent of 4262 U.S. dollars or 2800 British pounds.

For the people who want to go all the way in terms of performance, APS and Sportec offer a Stage 2 tuning kit that makes the Audi RS6 even more extreme. Thus, for 7345 Euros (9912 U.S. dollars or 6500 British pounds) will get an Audi RS6 that will be able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds while reaching an electronically limited maximum speed of 305 km/h or 190 mph. This kind of performance is possible thanks to the numerous modifications, including emissions compliant sports catalysts, performance optimized boost parameters, ignition and fueling, a remapped ECU (Engine Control Unit).

Those of you who would like to add a little spice to the styling of the Audi RS6 too will have to wait just a little longer, as APS and Sportec claim that next month a large number of other goodies for the Audi RS6 will be made available, including suspension packages, braking packages, a variety of alloy wheels and other accessories.